Dec. 11, 2018 – Town of Wayne, WI – Arthur E. Klemme Jr., 57, of the Town of Wayne passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born February 1, 1961 in West Bend to Arthur and Eleanor (nee Darling) Klemme and married Diane M. Heinecke on August 11, 1984 in Ashford.
Art worked as a well driller for over 35 years. In 2015 he went into partnership with his son and formed Art’s Excavating and Trucking where he worked until the time of his death.
He liked hunting, fishing, shooting pool and playing in a giant sandbox with big-boy toys but the most important thing to him was spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Art is survived by his wife of 34 years, Diane, 4 children: Angela (fiancé Darren Keaton) Koller of Fredonia, Jeannie Einfalt of Allenton, Artie (Amber) of Lomira and Tony (fiancé Chrissy Morris) of West Bend, 2 grandchildren Derek Koller and Case Klemme and a dear family friend Patti Panzer and her family. He is further survived by his mother, Eleanor, 10 siblings: Gary (Diane), Clarence (Merry), Carl (Cheryl), Kathern Cleary, Bonnie (Richard) Pesch, Cindy Klemme, Debbie (Kurt) Schmidt, Andrew (Lynne), Sandy (Al) Phillips and June Klemme, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Donald (Diane) Heinecke, Dennis (Brenda) Heinecke, Debra (Dan) Kindler, Douglas (Sherry) Heinecke, Dena Heinecke and Dale (MaryJo) Heinecke and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Addi Klemme, his father Arthur Sr., his brother James, his parents-in-law Donald and Dorothy Heinecke, his brother-in-law Michael Cleary and his dear friend Alfie.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Memorials to the Glycogen Storage Disease Foundation are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.